WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Twins Drew, right, and Nate O'Neal are waging a good-natured sibling rivalry in not only the 41st annual Wilson County Junior Golf Championship this week but in the Ages 14-15 division of the Drive Chip & Putt competition.

Rivalry lives on for O’Neal twins

Nate O’Neal’s 2019 golf revenge mission — directed at his twin brother, Drew — encountered a slight snag in Monday’s opening round of the 41st annual Larry Pittman …

Wilson's Camden Efird, throwing during the NCLL Ages 9-10 championship game against Greenville Tar Heel, worked three innings Monday to spur his team to a win in Tournament of State Champions pool play, beating West Virginia 8-6 at Stallings Stadium in Greenville.

Wilson gets win to end Tournament of State Champions trip

GREENVILLE — The Wilson City Little League Ages 9-10 All-Stars will not walk away from the 2019 Tournament of State Champions empty handed. Playing in its final game of pool play without a …

Tobs get mercy ruled by Steamers, 17-5

EDENTON — Hicks Field has a reputation as a launching pad for home runs, and the Wilson Tobs were reintroduced to that aspect Monday night against their Coastal Plain League North Division …

School Sports
Student-athlete of the week

Thomas Law Attorneys Student-Athlete of the Week: Samantha Davis, North Johnston High

Samantha Davis helped her North Johnston High softball team reach the quarterfinals of the North Carolina High School Athletic …
Guess Who?

Guess Who?

“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the photo, please leave a comment below.
“Guess Who?” is a weekly photo feature from The Wilson Times sports photo archives that will run each week in the Times sports section. If you know or would like to guess who is in the …

Fike announces fall sports tryout times

Fike High athletic director Tom Nelson announces that the start date for fall sports practices for four of the Golden Demons’ sports will be Thursday, Aug. 1, the first permissible practice …
Lamont Williams (40) of Southern Nash works along the line during Wednesday's NCCA East-West All-Star football game at Jamieson Stadium in Greensboro.
EAST-WEST ALL-STAR NOTEBOOK

Southern Nash's Williams goes out with a victory

  Few players get to finish out their high school athletic careers with a win. Playing in the 71st annual North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game, Southern Nash’s …

Life and Times Podcast for July 20, 2019

The Life and Times Podcast is back with Paul Durham, Jimmy Lewis and Jack Frederick taking a look at the Wilson City Little League's latest state title, the premature demise of the Wilson American …

College Sports

Hollas spearheads Tobs’ combined shutout of Sharks on Saturday

WILMINGTON — Starter Nick Hollas and three relievers blanked the Wilmington Sharks on five hits in the Wilson Tobs’ 11-0 victory Saturday night at Buck Hardee Field. The victory, …
Wilson Tobs players, from left, third baseman De’Andre Pitts, catcher Shamoy Christopher, shortstop DeShawn Lookout, first baseman Michael Calamari (25) and second baseman Kevin Jordan (18) surround pitching coach Kramer Sneed and pitcher Jacob Gilmore during a conference at the mound in the top of the fifth inning of Sunday’s game against the Morehead City Marlins at Fleming Stadium. The Tobs lost 8-5 but held onto first place in the Coastal Plain League’s North Division.

Tobs outslugged Sunday

Maybe collegiate summer baseball — like the professional leagues — is evolving into a game of the home run, strikeout and walks. The Morehead City Marlins and Wilson Tobs, Sunday night …
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Community Sports

Wilson Gladiators place third at NYAA cheerleading championships

The Wilson Gladiators, affiliated with Champions in Motion, turned in a third-place Division 4 finish at Sunday’s National Youth Activities Association cheerleading championships in Orlando, Fla. …
Pro Sports

Mudcats clip Blue Rocks, 2-1

ZEBULON — To close out a six-game home stand, the Carolina Mudcats beat the Wilmington Blue Rocks 2-1 in a pitcher’s duel at Five County Stadium.In the top of first inning, Wilmington …
College Notebooks
Fike @ 50
Commitment to greatness
Even though it happened five decades ago, Fike High’s run of three straight state 4-A football championships is still considered not … Read More
Fike rolls back Green Wave 21-7; takes 2nd straight title
In typical fashion, the 1968 Fike High football team showed its championship colors with a stirring second-half rally to defeat … Read More
How to contribute to Trevathan monument, scholarship fund
If you would like to contribute to the fundraising effort to honor former Fike High football head coach Henry Trevathan and help … Read More